|Population||9,539 (2011 census)|
|Location||19 km (12 mi) from Brisbane GPO|
|LGA(s)||City of Brisbane|
|State electorate(s)||Electoral district of Algester|
Parkinson is an outer southern suburb of Brisbane, Australia. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) south of the CBD and borders Logan City. It was named after Henry Parkinson, railway engineer. It is in the Electoral district of Algester.
The eastern boundary of Parkinson is marked by the Mount Lindesay Highway. The western boundary is aligned with the Sydney–Brisbane rail corridor. The Logan Motorway bisects the suburbs. The northern half is mostly residential developments with some parkland. The south remains uncleared with some industrial development emerging in the southeast corner.
In the 2011 Census the population of Parkinson is 9,539, 50.2% female and 49.8% male. The median/average age of the Parkinson population is 34 years of age, 3 years below the Australian average. 62.5% of people living in Parkinson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were New Zealand 5.5%, England 4.4%, South Africa 2.6%, China 2%, India 1.9%. 74.1% of people speak English as their first language 3.7% Mandarin, 3% Cantonese, 1.4% Hindi, 1.3% Spanish, 1.2% Punjabi.
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